Native Australian tea brand to launch on international markets

By Jessica Bassano An Australian range of teas flavoured with native ingredients such as lemon myrtle, finger lime and ants is preparing for an international launch. Co-founded by cook and food writer Rebecca Sullivan and artist and high school teacher Damien Coulthard, Warndu has sold its native teas, vinegars and oils in Australia since 2016.…

Adherium gets US sales approval

Australasian smart asthma inhaler device maker Adherium (ASX: ADR) has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for over the counter sales of its Hailie sensors. The company, founded in New Zealand, listed in Australia and headquartered in the United States, manufactures connected respiratory devices. Its’ Hailie sensor attaches to a patient’s asthma inhaler, monitoring…

Funding windfall for windfarm listening device

By Andrew Spence Adelaide-based company Ping Services has closed a $650,000 seed fund round after securing an additional $200,000 in government funding earlier this year. The patented device, known as the Ping Monitor, uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade damage. The key piece of…